The hotel sits right above a gorgeous beach. The folks at the front desk picked us up at the ferry, carried our bags to our room and had welcome drinks ready for us at the bar as soon as we dropped our bags off. 10 minutes later, we were on a gorgeous beach. Paradise!
Breakfast is included, and was actually quite good. Other meals at the restaurant were slightly overpriced, and the pictures on the menu didn't always match what was served. The restaurant overlooks the beach, and is the best place to get WiFi.
The room was spacious, with a large king bed. Bathroom was small but sufficient. The room had a tinge of a mildew smell, which probably isn't uncommon on a small, humid tropical island.
Overall, I'd recommend this place to friends and family traveling to Panama.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mar & Oro is the only hotels on the island, Contadora, with direct access to the the most beautiful beach on the island, Cacique Beach. With recently updated rooms, Mar & Oro features a great range of rooms types for you to pick from. Furthermore, the property is now run by a new administration which promises to deliver a great customer service to ensure you and those who accompany you have an excellent experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy some drinks by the beach or have a great meal, Mar & Oro has got you covered. Within the hotel we feature a beach bar known as Cacique Beach Bar, and a restaurant known as MiraOlas. Since we are located next to the beach we take great pride delivering the freshest seafood. To ensure that our seafood is the freshest we buy it directly from the native fishermen's which spend hours fishing daily from the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean which surrounds Contadora. During your stay with us, you will be able to request an umbrella and beach chairs to spend hours relaxing at Cacique Beach. With our staff from Cacique Beach Bar standing by to facilitate any beverage or meal we ensure you will have an unforgettable experience that will last a life-time. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Hotels.com so you can book your Mar & Oro reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
- Romantica Hotel Contadora Island